DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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DeSoto Parish, Louisiana
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Founded April 1, 1843
County Seat Mansfield
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  DeSoto Parish

DeSoto_Parish,_Louisiana

Parish Courthouse

Quick Facts

  • Named for Hernando deSoto (small "d"), the Spaniard who explored the future southeastern United States, discovered and named the Mississippi River.
  • The first Parish courthouse was a log house.

Parent Parish

  • 1 April 1843: DeSoto Parish was created from Natchitoches and Caddo Parishes.
    Parish seat: Mansfield [1]

Boundary Changes

  • Eastern part of the parish was set off 2 March 1871 to form Red River Parish

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • City: Mansfield
  • Towns: Keachi . Logansport . Stonewall
  • Villages: Grand Cane . Longstreet . South Mansfield . Stanley

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

Census Pop.
190025,063
191027,68910.5%
192029,3766.1%
193031,0165.6%
194031,8032.5%
195024,398−23.3%
196024,248−0.6%
197022,764−6.1%
198025,72713.0%
199025,346−1.5%
200025,4940.6%
Est. 200626,390[2]3.5%
De Soto Parish Census Data[3]



















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